Issue details

Marshfields Special School Redesignation Decision

The Cabinet Member approved the re-designation of Marshfields Community Special School from Moderate Learning Difficulties to Learning Difficulties having regard for ‘Maintained Schools Prescribed Alterations Guidance’ (Department for Education (DfE), October 2018) and taking into consideration the views/comments submitted during the statutory 4 week representation period which concluded on 8th December 2020, including support for, objections to, and comments on the proposal.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Dogsthorpe;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/12/2020

Decision due: 18 Jan 2021 by Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Department: People Services

Contact: Rachael Pinion, Area Education Officer for Peterborough, 07788389703, Email:

Consultation process

Relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Statutory process as outlines in the Prescribed Alterations Guidance for Maintained Schools has been followed. This included a 4 week formal consultation period and an online consultation evening.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee